By Dr. Lara Fielding

Mastering Adulthood

Go Beyond Adulting to Become an Emotional Grown-Up

Transitioning into the uncertainties of adulthood has always been tough. But never like it is today! Today, you’re faced with more uncertainty about the world and your future than perhaps any prior generation! It seems like only yesterday ‘adulting’ worries revolved around the ordinary and mundane tasks of being a grown-up. Suddenly, there’s more need than ever for the skills of emotional awareness and self-mastery. 

Whether you’re graduating from college, starting a career, trying to gain financial independence, or creating meaningful relationships—entering into the world of grownups can be more than a little overwhelming. And while there are plenty of fun books offering you advice on how to fix a leaky faucet or find the right apartment, none really delve into the deeply emotional aspects of growing up.

In Mastering Adulthood, psychologist Lara Fielding offers practical evidence-based skills to help you cope with the feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and stress that may be getting in the way of living an independent, fulfilling adult life you love. Drawing on case examples from young adults she’s worked with in her private practice, Fielding provides empowering strategies and skills for managing difficult emotions using mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

When you experience big life changes that cause you stress, you need emotional flexibility to reach your goals and be your best self. Using the skills in this book, you’ll learn to take charge of your emotional habits, stop feeling stuck, and discover what really matters to you.

About The Author

Dr. Lara Fielding

Dr. Lara Fielding is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice, specializing in the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. Her approach is research based, and aimed at optimizing clients’ stress resilience and effective coping. She also provides supervision and professional trainings for clinicians and graduate students in the application of Mindfulness-based treatments.
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